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All Statistics

 

 

What is the per capita consumption of fish/seafood?

 

Per Capita Fish Consumption in United States 2008-2012

Year Consumption (in lbs.) % Change
2008 16.0 -0.3
2009 15.8 -0.2
2010 15.8 0.0
2011 15.0 -0.8
2012 14.6 -0.4

* National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Department of Commerce

 

Per Red Meat, Poultry and Seafood Consumption
  1990-2014 (in lbs.)*

 

What is the level of heart healthy Omega-3 fatty acids in some of the most popular seafood species?

Top 10 Fish and Shellfish Consumed in the United States 2004

 

Seafood Type, Per Capita Consumption (in lbs.)*** Omega-3s per 3-oz. Serving (in grams)**

Shrimp: 4.2

0.27
Canned Tuna: 3.3 0.26-0.73
Salmon: 2.154 0.68-1.83
Pollock: 1.277 0.46
Catfish: 1.091 0.15-0.2
Tilapia: 0.696 0.14
Crab: 0.626 0.14
Cod: 0.603 0.13-0.24
Clams: 0.471 0.24
Flatfish: 0.332 0.43

**Data from the American Heart Association
***Data from the National Marine isheries Service, U.S. Department of Commerce

 

Who are five top consumers of seafood worldwide, based on per capita consumption?

Annual Per Capita Consumption of Fish and Shellfish for Human Food, by Region and Country, 1999-2001 Average

 

Country Estimated Live Weight Equivalent (lbs.) Population of Country
United States 47.0 295.8 million
Indonesia 44.5 242.1 million
China 56.0 1.3 billion
Japan 145.7 127.4 million
Russia 42.1 143.3 million

 

 

 

What is the trend for the seafood demand worldwide?

There is the potential for a 23-32 million metric ton increase in supply required by 2020.

H.M. Johnson & Associates, Pg. 8

 

 

Worldwide, what are the top ten most harvested species through aquaculture?

The key species of aquaculture remain Tialpia, Shrimp, Salmon/Trout, and various carps. Production through aquaculture has also increased.

2003 Top 10 Aquaculture species

  Species Weight (thousand metric tons)
1. Pacific cupped oyster 4,377
2. Silver carp 3,828
3. Grass carp 3,683
4. Common carp 3,240
5. Japanese carpet shell 2,604
6. Bighead carp 1,929
7. Crucian carp 1,794
8. Nile tilapia 1,368
9. Yesso scallop 1,157
10. Atlantic salmon 1,131
 

H.M. Johnson & Associates, Pg. 6

 

Who are the U.S.’s greatest trade partners when exporting and importing seafood?

U.S. Seafood Export Trade Partners for 2004

Country Value (in millions)
Japan $1,080
Canada $752
South Korea $342
China $269
Germany $188

 

U.S. Seafood Import Trade Partners for 2004

Country Value (in millions)
Canada $2,119
Thailand $1,357
China $1,249
Vietnam $566
Chile $668

H.M. Johnson & Associates, Pg. 21

 

 

 

Who are the top retailers of frozen seafood?

Top Retailers of Frozen Seafood

Retailer $ Million Market Share
Gorton's 183.1 28.8%
Private Label 136.3 19.2%
Pinnacle Foods Group 128.3 18.1%
Colorado Boxed Beef 21.7 3.1%
Sea-Est Inc. 13.4 1.9%
Aqua Star Inc. 13.0 1.8%
High Liner Foods 12.7 1.8%
Phillips 10.0 1.4%
National Fish & Seafood 9.5 1.3

H.M. Johnson & Associates, Pg. 94

 

 

Who are the top ten leading U.S. seafood restaurant chains?

Top Ten Leading U.S. Seafood Restaurant Chains

Restaurant Chain Number of Outlets Est. Sales ($ Million)
Red Lobster (Darden Rest. Group) 680 $2,400
Landry’s/Joe’s Crab Shack/Chart House 300 + $1,168.0
Long John Silvers (Yum Brands) 1,200 $800.0
Captain D’s Seafood 560 $506
McCormick & Schmick’s 57 $238
Bonefish Grill (Outback Steakhouse, Inc.) 63 $203.0
Legal Seafood 30 $150.0(est)
McGrath's Fish House 17 $68.0
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. 20 $65.0
Rockfish Seafood Grill 25 $50.0(est)
Shells Restaurant 25 $41.6

H.M. Johnson & Associates, Pg. 98

 

 

What five countries produce the largest total landings, including both aquaculture and wild?

World Aquaculture and Commercial Catches by Country Of Fish, Crustaceans, and Mollusks, 2002

 

Country Aquaculture (metric tons) Wild (metric tons) Total (metric tons)
China 27,767,251 16,553,144 44,320,395
Peru 8,440 8,766,991 8,775,431
India 2,191,704 3,770,912 5,962,616
The United States 497,346 4,937,305 5,434,651
Indonesia 914,066 4,505,474 5,419,540

NOAA Fisheries Statistics, Pg. 51

 

 

 

What percentage of landings is utilized for different purposes?

Disposition of World Aquaculture and Commercial Catches, 2002

 Item  Percent of Item
Marketed Fresh 39.7%
Frozen 20.0%
Canned 8.7%
Cured 7.3%
Reduced to Meal and Oil 19.0%
Miscellaneou 5.3%
Total 100%

NOAA Fisheries Statistics, Pg. 52

 

 

 

How productive is each region of the U.S. in producing seafood?

U.S. Domestic Landings, by Region, 2004

 Region  Catch (thousand lbs.)  Worth (thousand dollars)
 New England  685,873  757,566
 Middle Atlantic  223,644  191,272
 Chesapeake  531,062  209,470
 South Atlantic  197,048  151,726
 Gulf  1,474,421  667,315
 Pacific  6,483,345  1,587,115
 Great Lakes  16,620  12,381
 Hawaii  24,265  57,202

NOAA Fisheries Statistics, Pg. 6

 

 

 

How do American’s prefer to consume seafood?

U.S. Annual Per Capita Consumption of Commercial Fish and Shellfish, 2004

 Year  Civilian Resident Population (million)  Fresh and Frozen  Canned  Cured  Total
 2001  283.6  10.3  4.2  0.3  14.8
 2002  287.1  11.0  4.3  0.3  15.6
 2003  289.6  11.4  4.6  0.3  16.3
 2004  298.4   11.8  4.5  0.3  16.6

NOAA Fisheries Statistics, Pg. 90

 

 

 

Do fish feel pain?

No, their brains are too small. According to research from Dr. James Rose at the University of Wyoming, "Fish do not have the brain development that is necessary for the psychological experience of pain or any other type of awareness." For more information, visit: http://www.cotrout.org/do_fish_feel_pain.htm.

 

 

Do Lobsters feel pain when you cook them?

The Lobster Institute has received many inquiries about whether boiling lobsters is humane. Being concerned about this important question, researchers conducted experiments and studied the lobster's nervous system. The nervous system of a lobster is very simple – not unlike that of an insect. Neither insects nor lobsters have brains. For an organism to perceive pain it must have a more complex nervous system. Neurophysiologists tell us that lobsters, like insects, do not process pain.

The Lobster Institute

 

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